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Sarge in charge

Quirky under-the-radar political candidate Joe “Sarge” Nelson makes his fourth mayoral run.


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Tim Farley
Joe “Sarge” Nelson intends to seek the Oklahoma City mayor’s job for the fourth time, but he readily admits victory is farfetched.
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Kicked off

Energy Football Club ushers in another pro ball team, this time soccer, and all the quirky fandom that comes with it.


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Devon Green
In a state with a long history of fevered support of professional, semi-professional and collegiate sports, proper football, or soccer to us Americans, is coming to Oklahoma City.
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

T.W. Shannon throws hat in Senate race


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Jennifer Chancellor
Oklahoma House Speaker and Lawton Republican T.W. Shannon announced today that he's running for the soon-to-be-vacant seat left by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Muskogee).
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

State of the City speech

Mayor discusses MAPS, millennials and more.


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Tim Farley
A prosperous local economy fueled by new jobs, the MAPS brand and a unified spirit among residents is keeping Oklahoma City in the national spotlight, Mayor Mick Cornett said Wednesday during the annual State of the City speech.
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Cornett, Shadid make mayor bid official


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Tim Farley
The battle for Oklahoma City is officially on.
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Mayor race filing starts Wednesday


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Tim Farley
Candidates for the Oklahoma City mayor’s post will officially file for office beginning Wednesday. The filing period ends 5 p.m. Friday.
 
Monday, January 27, 2014

OKC mayor to appear on State of the Union PBS special


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Jennifer Chancellor
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett will join a PBS NewsHour for a two-hour broadcast of President Obama's State of the Union Address and the Republican response. The show airs 8 p.m. Tuesday on PBS.
 
Monday, January 27, 2014

Take Shelter Oklahoma wants Governor to release files


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Tim Farley
Take Shelter Oklahoma officials intend to file a lawsuit against Gov. Mary Fallin if her office fails to release emails sought as part of an Open Records request.
 
Monday, January 27, 2014

Art funding cuts proposed

One of hundreds of bills readied for the new legislature, HB 2850 lays out plans to defund the Oklahoma Arts Council by 2018.


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Devon Green
Experts warn that funding for the arts in Oklahoma may soon hit a crisis point if proposed cuts are approved.
 
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Reject-ed


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Gazette staff
When you think of actors who could potentially play a rugged, iconic rock star like Gregg Allman, All-American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter doesn’t scream “Eureka!”
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Still not a Belieber, er, believer


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Gazette staff

U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) says that winter weather and bone-chilling temps are evidence that global warming does not exist.

 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Might pay cuts be in their future?


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Gazette staff
Big changes could be coming to the jobs of Oklahoma legislators after the 2014 legislative session, which begins Feb. 3.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Grumpy old men


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Gazette staff
What do Hollywood actors Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon and Oklahoma City Ward 8 Councilman Pat Ryan have in common? They’re grumpy old men. At least some people think so.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Technical difficulties


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Gazette staff
Nearly 2,800 Oklahomans qualifying for Medicare have not been informed or enrolled due to yet another glitch in the federal insurance marketplace system. Applicants have been using the healthcare.gov website since Oct. 1, and usually, qualifying patients’ information is automatically sent to each state’s health care authority so applicants only have to fill out one set of forms to apply.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
 
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